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January 16, 2004
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: Deborah Pankey-Mebane
Hopkins Wednesday Noon Series Begins with
Dancer Sudha Bhagwat will open the Spring 2004 Wednesday Noon Series at The Johns
Hopkins University on Feb. 4 with her performance, "India: Its Culture, Costumes and Classical
Presented by the Johns Hopkins Office of Special Events, the
Wednesday Noon Series is now in its 38th season of cultural programming on the Homewood
campus. All programs in the series are held on Wednesdays from noon to 1 p.m. in Shriver Hall
on the Homewood campus, 3400 N. Charles Street in Baltimore. They are open to the public and
admission is free.
Bhagwat brings the mystery and majesty of India's traditional dances to the stage.
Immersed in the ornately textured music of the sitar, she reveals the gesture language, varied
costumes, and rich mythology of the percussive and vibrant Kathak Dance. Having begun her
dance training at the age of six, Bhagwat continually visits India to add to her repertoire. She
collaborated with famed cellist Yo Yo Ma on his 2002 Silk Road Project and has performed
around the globe both as a solo artist and in ensembles, including performances at the Kennedy
Center, the Shakespeare Theater, the New York City Opera, embassies, and schools. A digital
photo of Bhagwat is available upon request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Other spring events in the series are:
|Feb. 11||How I Wrote This
Story, a panel discussion by Johns Hopkins University Writing Seminars chair Jean
McGarry, and professor Stephen Dixon and senior lecturer Tristan Davies, all Johns Hopkins
University Press authors, moderated by WYPR host Andy Bienstock.
|Feb. 18||Acoustic Urban Blues, a
performance by Chic Street Man in observance of Black History Month.
|Feb. 25||Maryland Basketball: Tales from
Cole Field House, a lecture by Paul McMullen, sports writer for The Sun and author of
The Johns Hopkins University Press book.
|March 3||Feast Your Eyes, Feed Your
Head, a performance by Momentum Dance Theatre.
|March 10||Ink Sandwiches, Electronic
Worms, and 37 Other Experiments for Saturday Science, a lecture by Neil A. Downie,
author of The Johns Hopkins University Press book.
|March 24||Musical Maryland: Three
Centuries of Song in the Land of Pleasant Living, a lecture by David Hildebrand and
Elizabeth Schaaf, authors of the forthcoming Johns Hopkins University Press book.
|March 31||Unconscious Crime: Mental
Absence and Criminal Responsibility in Victorian London, a lecture by Joel Peter
Eigen, author of The Johns Hopkins University Press book.
|April 7||A performance by Peabody
Institute violinist Igor Yuzefovich, winner of the 2003-2004 Yale Gordon Concerto
|April 14||Comic Book Nation: The
Transformation of Youth Culture in America, a lecture by Bradford W. Wright, author
of The Johns Hopkins University Press book.
|April 21||The Caribbean
Experience, a musical performance by Goombay.
|April 28||The Michael Austin Story: An
Innocent Man's 27-year Quest for Freedom, a discussion led by Austin and attorney
Larry Allen Nathans.|
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